Tuesday, 06 December 2011 13:52

Stringbeat on CD

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In line with its 50th anniversary, Hallmark are releasing a CD of "Stringbeat" on the 1st January 2012. Due to an extension of copyright in sound recordings from 50 to 70 years voted in by the European Parliament, which is likely to become law in the UK next year or the year after, the days of new public domain re-issues are numbered. However, this won't prevent future PD releases of music which is *already* out of copyright by the time the law is in force.

The copyright situation is succinctly summed up by David Ades of The Robert Farnon Society in this article.    

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